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seize
British English: /siːz/
American English: /siz/

Translation of seize in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 [literal] (take hold of)
    saisir (person, object)
    to seize somebody around the waist
    saisir quelqu'un par la taille
    to seize hold of
    se saisir de (person)
    s'emparer de (object)
    sauter sur (idea)
  • 2 [figurative] (grasp)
    saisir (opportunity, moment)
    prendre (initiative)
    to be seized by
    être pris de (emotion, pain, fit)
  • 3 (Military, Politics) (capture)
    s'emparer de (territory, hostage, prisoner, installation, power)
    prendre (control)

intransitive verb

  • (engine, mechanism)
    se gripper

Phrasal verbs

seize on

seize upon
seize on [something]
sauter sur (idea, suggestion, offer, error)

seize up

(engine, mechanism)
se gripper
(limb, back)
se bloquer

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